Literary Calendar: November 27-December 3, 2006

Sunday, November 26, 2006

The following events this week are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. This is not a complete listing. For additional events, see Bookshop on our pages or log on to cityguideand type in "book events."

27 Monday

7 P.M. New Yorker magazine writer Adam Gopnik discusse s and signs Through the Children's Gate: A Home in New York at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.

28 Tuesday

5:30 P.M. Daniel Spiro reads from and signs The Creed Room: A Novel of Ideas at Olsson's Books-Penn Quarter, 418 Seventh St. NW, 202-638-7610.

6 P.M. Former president Jimmy Carter, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, discusses and signs Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid at Borders-Baileys Crossroads, Route 7 at Columbia Pike, Baileys Crossroads, Va., 703-998-0404.

6:30 P.M. Michael Crichton reads from and signs his new novel, Next, at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th floor. Tickets for this event, a benefit for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library, are free, but an RSVP is required. E-mail P.M. Evan Thomas, assistant managing editor for Newsweek magazine, discusses and signs Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945 at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.

7 P.M. Leslie Epstein reads from and signs his new novel, The Eighth Wonder of the World, at Chapters Literary Bookstore, 445 11th St. NW, 202-737-5553.

7 P.M. Dale Peterson discusses and signs Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man at Olsson's Books-Dupont, 1307 19th St. NW, 202-785-1133.

29 Wednesday

Noon. Anthropologist and professor Susan F. Hirsch discusses and signs In the Moment of Greatest Calamity: Terrorism, Grief, and a Victim's Quest for Justice (she survived the terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania) at the Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Bldg., Room 119, 10 First St. SE, 202-707-2692.

1 P.M. Max Boot, a senior fellow in national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses and signs his work, including his most recent book, War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History: 1500 to Today, at the Marine Corps Association Bookstore, 715 Broadway St., Quantico, Va. Call 703-640-6161, ext. 336 for details. He will also sign on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 11:30 a.m. in the same location.

6:30 P.M. Doug White, who has been advising philanthropists for 25 years, discusses and signs Charity on Trial: What You Need to Know Before You Contribute at Candida's World of Books, 1541 14th St. NW, 202-667-4811.

6:30 P.M. Allison H. Fine discusses and signs Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, 202-387-7638.

7 P.M. Poet Galway Kinnell, winner of both the National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize, reads from and signs his new book of verse, Strong Is Your Hold, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.

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